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Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Knee pain much worse sitting or in bed at night--behind the knee?

Likely tendonitis: Pain that is worse at rest and at night may be tendonitis. The hamstring tendons attach behind the knee and if inflamed may be the cause of your pain. Stretching and anti-inflammatories are a good place to start. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

Knee pain behind the knee-not walking most sitting and in bed at night...?

A few thoughts: You have to consider what is behind the knee. There are blood vessels, tendons, muscles, knee joint. You have to consider each of these. When you are evaluated these will be looked at to try to clarify your symptoms. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

Severe knee pain when sitting down and getting up since becoming sedentary. Should I add height to chair bottom?

You knees - gelling: We call this gelling when you sit a while and your joints get stiff like gello after setting. This can be related to knee joint arthritis, or knee bursitis or tendonitis. We do have lift chairs to help people awith knee and hip pain get out of a chair and adding height can help. Getting off the toilet can be a problem and there are raised toilet seats but you need an evaluation, x-rays. ...Read more

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Knee pain from sitting/standing at work. Nothing vigorous or no bending or twisting. Possibilities?? Suggestions?? Thanks

Arthritis, get eval: At 76 yo, unless there is diabetes, the most common problem is degenerative joint disease, arthritis. See an orthopedist for X rays and manual examination. Injections, physical therapy, topical and oral options can offer significant relief. Get going! ...Read more

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Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Where I up I am constantly getting up and down to get stuff from the printer. now my knees hurt, and I get a back knee pain near the behind area??

Probably overuse: Since this involves both knees, it is probably from overuse, especially since only the back of the knee. Take more frequent breaks to get up and walk around. Perform simple range of motion activities by moving the knee through full range of motion and stretch at the limits of motion when fully straight and fully bent. Ice may help if pain persists. Apply ice to painful area 15-20 min/hour. ...Read more

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Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain on the side and back of the knee. Pains while standing ip from sitting position and while walking downstairs.

Knee pain: Sounds like patellofemoral (PF) syndrome. I'd see a physician to rule out if you have a potential meniscus tear or any other internal derangement, but if it is isolated PF pain, you may need some physical therapy. ...Read more